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after biden hosted the nra at the white house to talk about gun control. nra left that meeting staying will not allowing law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals in women. >>> a new gun buy-back program is set for tuesday in marin county. authorities will have a no questions asked policy for weapons that are surrendered there. the county will pay $200 for semi-automatic handguns or semi- automatic long guns. authorities selected the date to coincide with the birthday of dr. martin luther king, jr., who was fatally shot in 1968. >>> the colorado movie theater shooting suspect faces arraignment today. a judge ruled there is enough evidence for james holmes to go on trial on all 166 counts against him but his lawyers aren't ready to enter a plea yet for their client. homes is accused of killing -- holmes is accused of killing 12 and injuring 70 last summer. >>> a southern california woman pled not guilty to poisoning her boyfriend's daughter with chili pout. -- chili powder. she was alleged to have forced the girl to eat the
weapons. >> newtown fundamentally changed things. >> reporter: but the nra says law-abiding citizens need the same technology the criminals have. >> that means we believe in our right to defend ourselves and our families with semi- automatic firearms technology. >> reporter: the nra has a lot of support here on capitol hill especially in the house where many say an assault weapons ban has little chance of being passed. >> this is going to be a tough go. >> reporter: and it may be tough to win over some of the public, as well. on wednesday, sheriffs in missouri, california and texas announced they would not enforce new gun control laws such as an assault weapons ban. >> if there are laws passed that i feel and can prove that are unconstitutional, we will not enforce those rules and i think i have the powers to do that. >> reporter: president obama is sending vice president biden on the road to gather public support. >> we are going to take it to the american people. >> reporter: the vice president's road trip begins tomorrow with a rally in virgini
: the president faces opposition from the nra and lawmakers on capitol hill. even top democrats do not believe an assault weapons ban can pass through congress. the president says if congress cannot pass federal legislation he may use an executive order. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: parents of the children killed in newtown, connecticut talked to reporters for the first time on monday. they are forming an organization called "sandy hook promise" aimed at preventing another tragedy. >> i do not want to be someone sharing my experience and consoling another parent next time. i do not want there to be annex time. >> reporter: the group did not address gun control directly but says it's looking for commonsense solutions to prevent gun violence. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> there is a possibility the president's plan will include federal funds for schools that want to hire armed guards. >>> marin county is having a gun buy-back event at several l
on capitol hill. >> we owe it to our constituents and our country to try. >> reporter: the nra calls the feinstein bill a wrong headed approach and says gun bans don't work. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> while introducing her bill, senator feinstein got personal. she talked about the day george moscone and harvey milk were assassinated at san francisco city hall. >>> i was the one that found supervisor milk's body and put a finger in a bullet hole trying to get a pulse. once you have been been through one of these episodes, once you see what the crime scene is like, it isn't like the movies. it changes your view of weapons. >> feinstein's bill would ban more than 150 assault style firearms and high capacity magazines but she concedes that it has little chance of making it through congress. >>> we have some live pictures right now. this is tahrir square in egypt. it's a protest anniversary. as you may recall a year ago today a number of people -- hundreds of thousands of students and people in egypt -- was it two years ago, pardon me --
speaker john boehner is showing no sign of urgency to act on it. the nra was quick to announce its opposition to any weapons ban. >> anybody who dies from any reason at the hands of a criminal or somebody who is insane or in an accident for that matter is a tragedy. nobody's saying it isn't. but what i am saying is that banning these firearms is not going to accomplish very much. >> gun owners advocates say they are open to the idea of expanding background checks. >>> in a bay area poll conducted by surveyusa 71% of respondents support an assault weapons ban and 76% capacity limits. >>> president obama is creating eight new positions for his upcoming inauguration. citizen cochairs meant to highlight his first term accomplishments. they will take part in the inaugural parade and attend because. one is a woman with a brain tumor no longer denied healthcare for a pre-existing condition and and auto worker who got her job back after of general motors bailout. >>> 4:36. the weekend is approaching and we are are in a big warmup. >> i'm liking it. >>
it should? >> no. >> reporter: the nra is pushing for laws that would restrict the mentally ill from owning guns. susan mcginnis, cbs 5, washington. >> democratic senator charles schumer from new york is urging major gun retailers including walmart and sports authority to suspend sales of assault style weapons. >>> people in newtown, connecticut are facing a difficult decision. what to do with a school that was the scene of a massacre. residents passed the high school aud -- packed the high school auditorium yesterday to discuss the future of sandy hook elementary school where 26 people were killed. >> the school is broken and we are going to fix it, my 2-year- old things. my own opinion is i don't want to see the land and the building stay empty and broken. i want to do something with it. >> some residents say they would report turning it into a memorial park. so far there's no firm decision. >>> following the sandy hook incident san francisco public schools are preparing safety drills for students and teachers. district officials are working wi
including the national rifle association. the nra believes any restrictions on guns and ammo violate the constitution. >> i don't want any part of my freedom taken away. >> reporter: vice president joe biden says he believes new laws can make it through congress because the massacre in newtown, connecticut changed the political landscape here in washington. >> i don't think anything has touched the heart of the american people so profoundly as seeing those young children not only being shot but riddled with bullets. >> reporter: still, skeptics like the folks at sharpshooters says new gun laws won't prevent criminals from getting weapons. >> you can pass laws until you're blue in the face. it won't matter. >> reporter: but the vice president says he and president obama are determined to act. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the berkeley school district will hire consultants to reexamine safety procedures in the event of a gunman on campus. the move comes in the wake of the school shooting in newtown. the consultants will work with police a
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